The Arms of Men is a collection of poetry by John Bartlett, published by the Melbourne Poets Union as part of their Union Poet Chapbook Series. John is the author of three novels, Towards a Distant Sea, Estuary and Jack Ferryman: Reluctant Private Investigator, as well as All Mortal Flesh, a collection of short stories and A Tiny & Brilliant Light, his published non-fiction. Join John and fellow poet Maria Takolander as well as representatives from the Melbourne Poets Union to launch this inspiring collection.
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In 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation, to take his chances in the wilderness. For 32 years, Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe's language, skills and methods of survival. The outside world finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, after John Batman, a bounty hunter from Van Diemen's Land, arrived.
The son of one of Australia’s best known storytellers, Bryce Courtenay, Adam Courtenay is a Sydney based writer and journalist and the bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was.
This event is being held in recognition of Reconciliation Week 2020.
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm